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comedy troupe's second city before heading to "saturday night live." that's it for this special record from chicago. fair, balanced and unafraid. we're back tom. "the story" with dana perino starts now. >> breaking tonight, president trump doubling down on his thread to north korea noting there's a new commander-in-chief in the oval office. >> he's disrespected our country greatly. he's said thing that horrific. and with me, he's not getting away with it. he got away with it a long time. it's a new ball game. >> that's the story tonight. i'm dana perry know in for martha maccallum. the president addressed the nation twice today and leaving the door open for preemptive strikes.
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the upcoming south korean war games could further inflame the rogue nation. fears grow with the "wall street journal" and offering this grim and offer assessment. history says pyongyang will back down. experts worry this time is different. neither side has any attempt to make the first concession. trace gallagher has more. trace? >> not only do you have a stalemate that could last for weeks, look at the chess board. there's upcoming moves that could serve as flash points. in two weeks, the u.s. and south korea will have their joint exercises. these are military drills that in the past have infuriated north korea. kim jong-un believes they're preparations for an invasion. china has called on the u.s. and south korea to cancel the drills to lower the tension. on top of that, in the coming days, the general in charge of
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north korea's missiles is schedule to present kim jong-un a plan to simultaneously launch four missiles towards guam. experts say missiles landing anywhere near guam would be an act of war. today the governor of guam said there's some concern among the public living on the idea, but no panic. the governor dismissed the threats saying they come from a position of fear. a short time ago, president trump made it clear he wasn't dismissing anything. watch. >> i read about where in guam by august 15th, let's see what he does with guam. he does something in guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before what will happen in north korea. >> separately, japan says it's ready to shoot down any ballistic missile fired towards guam and south korea's military says they're prepared to immediately and sternly punish any kind of provocation by north
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korea. a spokesperson for the south korean president later said the door for dialogue is still open. while it's not believed that north korea has a missile that can reach the shores of hawaii, authorities on the chain of islands are working on a plan to warn its 1.4 million residents and the hundreds of thousands of visitors that go there on a weekly basis. da dana? >> thanks, trace. now here is retired general, harry, dennis and former special assistant to george w. bush. general, if i can start with you. you say the administration is speaking with one voice and it makes perfect sense to you. i tend to agree. let's let the people hear it from you. >> dana, what i see is an administration that understands the application of the elements of national power with information being one of those
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elements. you have the president being very clear about what he's saying and what will happen if north korea fires missiles at guam or some other territory of the united states. you have secretary tillerson being diplomatic, as he should be and secretary mattis being direct. mattis was about as direct as you could be. they're all saying the same thing in a different way. this is something that the obama administration was particularly incompetent at. they were not good at application and synchronizing the elements of national power to work in tandem with one another. for example, political power has been applied to get a unanimous vote out of the u.n. to leverage sanctions. that's economic power. you have information power. we're doing flexible deterrent options across the korean peninsula. so all of that is synchronizization of power and national power.
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>> dennis, you just returned from beijing. if you think when the president is making comments like he has the past couple days, it looks like he's speaking to the north koreans, but he also i imagine is hoping that the chinese are paying attention. what is he trying to tell the chinese? >> oh, he's absolutely speaking to the chinese as well. what he's telling them, they have responsibilities for dealing with this situation. china hasn't been good at putting the sanctions on after they voted for them at the united nations. what the president wants to see is china stepping up, putting these sanctions in place, cutting off the trade with north korea, making it clear to the north korean leader he can't keep doing these things. after all, beijing put pressure on the north korean leader this spring and we didn't see a sixth nuclear test. china has the ability to influence the north koreans and this is the moment to do it. >> harry, what about the rest of the region? look at it across the board and
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especially what we heard from trace gallagher, japan and south korean is ready. how dangerous is the situation that people are on edge and on alert that there might be an accidental shooting down of missiles that causes harm to civilians and escalates this rapidly? >> it's a very dangerous situation. my greatest fear, if you're looking at the region, i don't think kim jong-un is going to fire missiles at guam. i think he would be very concerned if they failed. he would have egg on his face. i don't think he will do that. what i do think he will do, i think he will test another nuclear weapon in the next week to ten days. he's been prepping that for a long time. reports for months about that. i also think what he might do is test another icbm. he wants to prove to the united states and the world that he's a nuclear power. as if "the washington post" report didn't prove that already, that is what he's trying to do. so i think that's his move here. >> dennis, i think you disagree with that.
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you think there will be an attempt to strike guam. in my -- >> go ahead. >> i think what has been happening here is that the north korean leader has been very specific for the first time about what he plans to do. so he's trying to back the administration away from a nuclear -- i'm sorry, from the military exercises. he wants the exercises to stop, and this is his way to put pressure on us. >> general, if i could ask you something. susan rice, the former national security adviser to president obama had an op-ed in "new york times." she says "history shows that we can, if we must, tolerate nuclear weapons in north korea the same way that we tolerated thousands of nuclear weapons in the cold war." what do you think of her
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comments? >> i think she has no idea what she's talking about. she was utterly incompetent as the nsa. she led us down a past with iran that modeled a nuclear deal after what president bill clinton did with korea in 1994 that resulted in what question have today. susan rice has all -- has no credibility. and so for her to say that, strategic patience, they ignored it for eight years, and then on the way out, you know, president obama said to incoming then president-elect trump, here's something that you'll have to deal with. finally the president is dealing with it as he should and he's not going to kick this can down the road. >> harry, do you think that kim jong-un is making a calculus that if he believes he can get enough time he will be a nuclear power and try to basically
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realize dreams of his grandfather? >> dana, i have to take point with your comment. kim jong-un already is a nuclear power. i mean, i don't know what else that he has to prove here. the first nuclear weapon was detonated in 1945 by the united states. the first icbm was tested in 1957. we need to step away from this idea that kim jong-un doesn't have the ability to build nuclear weapons. it's difficult for myself to think about that. he's shown the capability. he's tested nuclear weapons. he's tested icbms. >> dennis, go ahead. >> i think the danger of deciding that he's a nuclear power is now we're going to have an arms race in northeast asia. the japanese will have to go nuclear, the south koreans, taiwan. i think that's a very dangerous road to go down. >> the president is doing the right thing. >> very dangerous. >> it's not dangerous at all.
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if you put missile defenses -- we have the playbook from the cold war. it's called containment. we contained the soviet union. >> we're running up against a break. general, let me give you the last word. do you think containment is an option here? >> i don't like containment as an option. i think we need a nonnuclear north korea and we need to take steps to do that. they're too unpredictable, one of the last totalitarian regimes and they want to burn the world down. there's no option here. >> it's a very serious situation. thanks for your expertise. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> coming up a brazen attack on diplomats in cuba. this comes years after the president's policies of appeasement to the communist nation. co the two be linked? president trump seems to have a new target tonight. senate majority leader mitch
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mcconnell. find out why karl rove that says it's the democrats in disarray. he's next on a column that is getting a lot of attention tonight. >> i'm very disappointed in mitch. if he gets the bills passed, i'll be happy with him and the first to admit it. in the middle of the night, so he got home safe. yeah, my dad says our insurance doesn't have that. what?! you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance. ltry align probiotic.n your digestive system? for a non-stop, sweet treat goodness, hold on to your tiara kind of day. get 24/7 digestive support, with align. the #1 doctor recommended probiotic brand. also in kids chewables.
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>> the republican circular firing squad is giving new hope to democrats next year. >> they do not feel they have to tow the party line. they don't feel like the president has to lead the party in a particular direction. >> we're talking about -- i said, jeez, we have these guys against each other and monday we led with republican in-fighting and it's gotten worse. >> it's not been smooth sailing. what are the words? dysfunction, chaos. >> dana: the media revelling in disarray of the republican party. but karl rove has a new piece, that it's the democrats in trouble. progressive intollerance is preventing a comeback. and f.h. buckley writing, it's hard to see how they can moderate their positions on abortion, black lives matter and trans-gender issues. the entire leadership of the
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democratic party would need to be replaced. here's karl rove and senior adviser to george w. bush. it's interesting, karl, to watch -- the democrats have a point. the republicans have some infighting and had a big legislative loss before recess. but i feel like the bigger story here, and it's masking their problems is that the democrats have not recovered in any way from the loss of last november and i think that what you argued this morning is, they're not on the road to actually repairing that at all. >> no, they aren't. they're in the weakest condition they've been in a century in terms of numbers in state legislatures. there's 15 democratic governors, 34 republicans and one independent. the republicans before last week had 33. they got the 34th when the governor of west virginia, elected last november, trump is winning the state by 42 points, jim justice, the democratic nominee wins by seven and yet
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less than seven months after taking office, he switches party saying the democratic legislators don't support me. i can't get anything done in washington being a democratic and he stood by donald trump in a huge rally and switched parties. it's a sign of the weakness of the democrats. they can't hold their coalition together. >> dana: is it partly because they don't have a leader? president trump is the leader of the republican party now. there's infighting about that. it's mild compared to the problems that the democrats have, which is who is their leader? clinton is not. obama is basically off the scene. biden is not necessarily it. pelosi is the most visible leader and her unpopularity is sky high. >> yeah, they have two unpopular leaders in congress, schumer and pelosi. you're right. obama is off vacationing. hillary clinton is discredited. the problem for them is that they have the ascendant wing of the democratic party, bernie sanders, elizabeth warren.
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these are the resistance. they have nothing going for them except opposition to anything that donald trump does whether it's right or wrong. >> dana: can i show you this t-shirt that is for sale at net roots nation? this was tweeted from ken on twitter. it's "impeach trump." can you see that? with the hammer and sickle. you think the democrats are so blinded -- i don't want to say hatred but their dislike of president trump that you can't win elections based on the narrow issues that they're using to pull them further and further to the left? >> that's right. there's two things going on here. you touched at it. anger at trump is not serve september enough to convince swing voters to come your way. to the degree they have a plan, it's things like the hard progressive left of the democratic party now says you have to be for sinker payer or revolution. if you're not a democratic
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candidate for sinker payer campaign, we'll primary you. they have chosen a candidate in nevada running against harry reid's favorite. the democrats are pulling themselves apart because you have the warren and sanders wing saying we have to go hard to the left and the democrats say that doesn't sell unless you're living in marin county, california or upper manhattan. >> dana: let's see what president trump said about senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. >> i said mitch, get to work and let's get it done. they lost by one vote. for a thing like that to happen is a disgrace. >> would you ask senator mcconnell to step down? >> if he doesn't get repeal and replace and taxes done, cuts and reform and if he doesn't get an easier one, infrastructure, if he doesn't get that done, then ask me that question. >> dana: so karl, you think this is much ado about nothing, a br
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in communication that will prevent them from getting the things that the president wants passed? >> i hope it's a little kerfuffle. i hope it's bluster and not a serious breakdown. if there's not a strong working relationship between the republican in the house and the senate and the white house, if we're going to be conducting twitter wars and insulting each other, then nothing will get done. i frankly think that senator mcconnell, maybe it wasn't good for him to make the comment in front of the rotary club or whatever it was in kentucky, but he had a point. the president should lower the expectations of the american people. take the remark that he just made. i want a big infrastructure program. we're seven months, nearly seven months into the trump administration. this week they were appointing members of a infrastructure committee and yet to send a bill to congress. they have talked about it, but haven't send forward a bill.
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tell the american people this is tough to do and it's going to take some time. when you get it done, they'll be happily surprised. there's no good -- yeah, if trump goes out and says bad things about the republicans in congress, it's not going to hurt him in 2018. it's going to hurt the republicans in congress. if that gets him a democratic house or senate, he's not going to like that for the last two years. when he gets to run for re-election, people won't say hey, it's somebody else's fault you didn't get things done, they'll hold him responsible. he ought to be focused on cultivating the relationships to move his agenda forward and get it done. his success is bound up in that just as the success of the republicans in congress are. >> dana: karl rove, thanks so much. >> thanks dana. >> dana: and the google engineer is fighting back tonight what he's saying about his former ploy year in a new interview i and the cuban government
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>> it's hard to think of a policy that makes less sense than the prior administration's deals with the castro regime. the easing of restrictions on travel and trade does not help the cuban people. they only enrich the cuban regime. >> dana: president trump in june railing against the policies of the obama administration which undertook a year-long effort of appeasement towards cuba. tonight questions about the impact of his open arms impact of a bizarre story developing on a direct attack of our diplomats in havana. fox news chief national correspondent, ed henry. you have a long title. you're joining us live with more. >> this story keeps getting more
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and more bizarre about american diplomats in havana losing their hearing because of attacks. breaking tonight, officials in canada now telling us at least one of their diplomats in havana also suffered a hearing loss. this is expanding. it all started in the fall of 2016 at the new u.s. embassy in cuba when several american diplomats started inexplicably suffering losses of hearing and had symptoms so nasty, they had to come home to america early. the trump administration has expelled two cubans from their embassy in washington as retaliation. after months of investigation, the u.s. government has concluded our diplomats were attacked with advanced sonic weapons that were operating outside of their ability to detect or hear it. placed either inside or outside their residences in havana. these attacks happened after president obama decided in 2015
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to re-establish diplomats ties with cuba followed by this march 2016 trip where he attended a baseball game and other events with dictator raul castro. this past june pieces of the policy were reversed by president trump. long-time obama aide ben rhodes rushed to defend the legacy item by saying president trump was on the wrong side of history tweeting "the few people in miami enabling trump and carrying out this charade should be embarrassed and held accountable. he could care less about cubans". well, that tweet didn't necessarily age well. when you examine how the two presidents approached trusting the cuban government over the last 1 1/2 years. >> i have come here to extend the hand of friendship to the cuban people. in many ways, the united states and cuba are like two brothers that have been estranged for many years. >> to this day, cuba is ruled by the same people that killed tens
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of thousands of their own citizens. my administration will not hide from it, excuse it or glamourize it. >> heather nauert said they're in regular contact with the cubans to resolve this and our embassy in havana is fully operational. we're told there's five victims. we don't have details about their conditions. cuban officials for the record are denying any responsibility for these attacks. but u.s. federal law enforcement officials tonight are investigating it, we're told and there's a twist on the story. they're looking at the possibility that a third party, maybe the russians, for example, were behind these attacks and not the cubans, dana. >> dana: thanks, ed. so will this lead to a quicker effort by president trump at stripping president obama's cuba legacy? here to talk about that, mark
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theesen and democrat isaac wright. it's a bizarre story but troubling. this is irreversible damage that these people are dealing with. mark, you feel strongly about what we have ended up doing by reaching out to the cubans and trying to make nice. >> absolutely. look, one of the things that barack obama did when he normalized relations, he took cuba off the list of state sponsored terror. this was a terrorist attack against diplomats and families in cuba. they used a sonic weapon that could do more than hearing loss. it could cause organ damage, brain damage. these people could have died. the idea that the cuban government is saying we don't know anything about this absurd. next to north korea, this is the most oppressive regime on the face of the earth. these people are lived in cuban government-owned housing and under surveillance by state police. the idea that the cuban regime
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that barack obama was coddling the last couple years, knew nothing about this is not involved or had no knowledge of it is simply absurd. >> isaac, i understand what president obama thought, this personal outreach would speed up the ability for normal relations. do you think this will set us back? >> first and foremost, we have to do all we can to protect our diplomats. our prayers are with those that are affected. but we need the rest of the facts. the details are still emerging. it's not clear if this was something done by the cubans or done by third party like russia, paul manafort's dear friends as an attempt to -- >> dana: i don't know if we can accuse paul manafort -- >> amazing that -- >> by no means are we -- is anyone tagging him with this. the point is that the russians that obviously have connections to the current administration or
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at least certainly evidence thereof may have been responsible. >> but even if -- >> but to say we're going to end the obama policy and go back to pollty that worked so well for 60 years seems ridiculous. >> dana: president trump talks about leverage and you need that in deal making and we gave it up. is there a way to get it back? >> well, yes. the fact is that barack obama gave the cuban government everything they wanted and got nothing in return. he gave them -- lifted restrictions on travel and trade that have poured hundreds of millions in the cuban empty. he gave them diplomat recognition. we saw him doing the wave with raul castro at a baseball game which was a huge coup for the castro regime. what did we get with that? representation in cuban has increased since the opening that
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barack obama undertook. last year there were according to amnesty an average of 862 arrests and the detentions every month in cuba. the most repressive regime on the face of the effort and gotten more repressive since barack obama's policies were in place. by the way, we're looking at venezuela right now, what is happening there with castro's ally in venezuela. they have used the money they have gotten from the opening to help the maduro regime help repress the venezuelan people that are trying to rise up in democracy. >> dana: i think we have american citizens, diplomats that didn't deserve what has happened to them. i guess we'll get more information about them. of course, the canadian citizen as well. but there's a lot of innocent people living under these regimes that deserve better as well. i'll give you the last word. >> absolutely. the people that live under the repressive regime and the failed economic policies of the castros in cuba need help.
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they need the american ideals exported there unlike what president trump said we should do, which is close off that door and not give the people that information. >> isaac and mark, thanks for being here. >> thank you. >> dana: the google employee that got fired for circulate ago memo on diversity is now speaking out. we'll play for you what he has to say about his former employer. wait till you hear why google cancelled and all hands on deck meeting just moments ago. it's unbelievable. plus, his post calling out the safe space generation when he said college is not his day care. now dr. everett piper is here with tips that we can use, especially the parents that will sends their kids to school in a couple weeks. flo: just like magic, progressive gives you options based on your budget. [ gasps, laughs ] you ever feel like... cliché foil characters scheming against a top insurer for no reason? nah.
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>> dana: breaking tonight, the google engineer labelled a
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sexest and bigot and fired when he questioned googles attitude toward diversity is speaking out tonight. just hours ago, he had this to say about the national firestorm surrounding his comments. >> since i wrote it, there's been many people that privately messaged me and said yeah, i support you. i agree, this is a real problem. you can openly shame white people or all men and we do this in our companywide meeting. so there's definitely a bias towards certain movements. like we had a whole tgif that was for the black lives matter movement. >> dana: google was scheduled to hold a companywide meeting at this very hour but moments ago, they cancelled it. the ceo's memo reads "googlers are writing in concerned about their safety and worried they may be outed for asking a question in the town hall. in recognition of google's concern, we need to create a
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better set of conditions for us to have the discussion." right now millions of young americans are preparing to head to college a place where free speech at times has become stifled. this change prompted my next guest to say, our culture has taught our kids to be the self-absorbed and narcissistic. any time their feelings are hurt, they feel they're the victims. oklahoma wesleyan is a place where you were quickly learn that you need to grow up, this is not a day care, this is a university. dr. everett piper is the president of oklahoma wesleyan university and author of a back, "this is not a day care." so grad to have you here. what you're talking about has gone from the university into corporate america. are you seeing that?
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>> absolutely. it's as predictable as the sunrise. richard weaver wrote a seminole work in 1958. what was his point in ideas have consequences. they matter. there's no such thing as a neutral idea. your grandmother said garbage in, garbage out. she was right. ideas have consequences. we've been teaching this narcissism and victimization for decades. we are we surprised to see self-absorbed, narcissistic students that are being vengeful and demonstrating vice rather than virtue in the public square. >> so when you wrote "not a day care" people picked up on that. and i love the cover. you have the safety pin as if they needed a diaper. when you wrote the op-ed, more people came to you seeking you out. wanted advice. i wonder, was the problem worse
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than you knew? >> i'm an academic. i'm in the industry. i'd claim that my industry caused this monster. we caused the problems by the lousy teachers we've had and now we're getting the lousy reaches. no, i'm not surprised to see the problem. what i do think we need to recognize is the degree of the problem. what we have is idealogical fascism in the ivory tower rather than academic freedom. we get the word fascism. if you don't comply. if you don't think like i think and believe like i believe, if you're not going to say what i want you to say, you're expelled and we do not want you. we do this all under the banner of tolerance. it's like saying i can't tolerate your intollerance.
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>> dana: you think the universities this is a passing fad or you have to get a handle? >> depends who you talk to. poster child. i received a hard copy from a full bright scholar that said this to me. i read your day care piece. i went to your website and read more about you. as an atheist, i dismiss your religion and politics. however, on this issue, thank you, you're right. carry on. it needed to be said. again, this man recognizes that he disagrees with my ideas that academic freedom has been compromised because we've stopped teaching the objective standard of truth in the academy. >> dana: so a lot of parents are sending their children off to colleges and university. they might be concerned that their kids will turn into melting snowflakes. any advice for them? >> they should be concerned. why are they paying tens of thousands of dollars to send their kids off to institutions that teach this problem? they need to vote with their pocketbook and vote with their feet.
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stop sending their children. >> your enrollment went up after the op-ed piece. >> we believe in the time-tested truths that are endowed by our creator. we believe that truth judges of the debate, not me, not you, now politics but truth gives us the freedom like jesus said. you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you fee. >> we all need to hear that given what we're going through. thank you. good luck with the book. is president trump currently facing an unprecedented level of global turmoil? we'll take you around the world with the threats on isis, the war in afghanistan, the chilling in russia and the chaos in venezuela. that's next. >> i tell you this, north korea better get their act together or they'll be in trouble like few nations have ever have been in
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>> if north korea does anything in terms of even thinking about attack of anybody that we love or we represent or our allies or
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us, they can be very, very nervous. i'll tell you why. and they should be very nervous. things will happen to them like they never thought possible. okay? he's been pushing the world around for a long time. >> dana: president trump hours ago talking tough to north korea. kim jong-un is just one of multiple bullies on the world stage. here at home, the president's run on strength of jobs, economy and healthcare. too often, international crises interrupt the best-laid plants and demand the attention of the commander-in-chief. trace gallagher has more from the west coast newsroom. trace? >> dana, even without north korea, president trump has a lot on his plate beginning with the plot by isis to take down a passenger jet in australia where federal police arrested two men who they say tried to sneak a roadside bomb on a flight from sydney. the planned attack was foiled by authorities but they called it
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one of the most sophisticated ever attempted on australian soil. alerting president trump and other world leaders that terrorism is alive and well. mr. trump is getting foreign policy push-back from his own party. john mccain unveiled his on strategy for the u.s. in afghanistan. a plan that includes adding more troops for counter terrorism missions. mccain says he's taking this step because the president isn't coming up with a plan. h.r. mcmaster wants more forces and bannon opposes forces. and then there's russian. after the new sanctions package, vladimir putin kicked out 755 u.s. diplomats and today president trump thanked him. watch. >> i want to thank him. we're trying to cut down on payroll. as far as i'm concerned, i'm very thankful that he let go of a large number of people. because now we have a smaller
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payroll. there's no real reason for them to go back. >> for the record, experts say it won't lowter payroll and the president's comments didn't sit very well with the rank and file at the state department. finally, thursday, the trump administration imposed sanctions on eight more individuals in venezuela. including brother of the late president hugo chavez. the penalties were issued about those that the u.s. called the dictatorship of nicholas maduro. dana? >> dana: we have olivier knox is here with us. we saw all of the things happening at once for a president. this president is no stranger to that. these are the issues that we know about. we didn't mention the humanitarian crisis in africa. there's the things you don't know about. for example, the 9-11 attacks and ed snowden releasing the
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documents. how is this administration set up to manage all of these things at once? >> obviously north korea is the dominant story. makes sense. the afghanistan review is in the headlines. makes sense. the war on isis makes sense. it's always a challenge. the problem right now with the trump administration, there's a layer of policy makers so the middle rung of officials at the defense department and the state department that are vacant. defense secretary jim mattis just referred recently, today, that he said there's a lot of empty parking spaces when you walk out of the pentagon. that tends to focus an administration even more on sort of the fires that are burning and makes it harder to focus on the fire that is burning around the corner. it's a bit of a challenge. the administration is moving to fill the important posts. there's no american ambassador
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for south korea. >> dana: i know based on your expertise, you probably have other fires on your mind. what could they be? >> one of the ones that i'm watching for is what happens in the post battlefield phase of the campaign against the so-called islamic state. we're watching the iraqis and the kurds and american allies on the ground in general with special operators roll back the islamic state. there's a challenge around the corner of what happens after they have been defeated as a military force? the kurds want an independent state. the government of baghdad doesn't want that to happen. our nato allies in turkey really don't want that to happen. what happens to assad? this is a complicated political puzzle. while the administration hasn't focused on this, it's not clear how they handle it. when the kurds say we want a referendum on independence in september, i realize this is
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remote but there's real ways that the united states could get pulled back in the middle east no matter how hard the white house pulls us out. >> dana: how difficult is it -- the white house want to do a lot of big things on the domestic side. but any given day, like this week we've talked about north korea, but obviously the presidents can chew gum and walk at the same time but the calendar gets compressed for the fall. >> yeah. there's a lot to be done on the domestic front. the congress has to fund the government another year. there's -- john mccain will be leading the annual authorization for military spending. a lot going on. they have to debate whether or not and how to raise the debt limit. all of these things that are imposed on the white house on d.c. on the inside of the beltway political world. you have of course all of the regular international summits. the president will have to go to the annual asia pacific, the
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apac meeting. there's things imposed on the president by the schedule. there's another challenge here. you alluded to it. the presidents tend to like foreign policy because they have a freer hand from domestic pressure. they have more control. so what we're seeing now, as in the case with john mccain, there's more of a challenge now a push-back against this president on foreign policy. i don't know how it shakes out yet. it's notable. the sanctions bill that he signed that imposes sanctions on russia, north korea and iran, that was congress asserting its will over the white house. you're seeing that on afghanistan, too. i'm not sure how it plays out but it will be a tough autumn. >> dana: and you didn't mention, nikki haley said the president will give a strong speech and cover these issues. thanks, olivier. >> my pleasure. >> dana: we'll be right back. a. i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke
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>> dana: that's is the story for tonight. tucker carlson is up next. i'll see you back here for "the five" at 9:00. have a great night. >> mark: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson" tonight. i'm mark steyn filling in for tucker while he vacations with his family. president trump vowing fire and fury if kim jong-un's regime goes too far and was bashed by many people in washington. if they hope to change the president's behavior, they clearly don't understand him. today trump said his own regret was that he may not have been tough enough. >> frankly, the people that were questioning that statement, was it too tough, maybe

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